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Ephesians 5:
Ephesians 5:22–23 ESV
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.
Ephesians 5:22–33 ESV
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Wives
Submit as to the Lord
A call to submit
Not to ungodly leadership
Call to action, not indicator of worth
Husbands
Love your wife as Christ loved the Church
Sacrifice
Serve
Protect
A call to love
Call to model Christ
-not a one time heroic act, but a lifesyle
-not out of entitlement
-not out of entitlement
-The belief should not be i’ll respect my husband if he love me, or I’ll love my wife if she submits, but should be how both parties can love the other.
Romans 12:10 ESV
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
-Look out for the needs of others
3. A picture of Christ and the Church
a. Christians are all part of God’s family
i. Serve each other as God’s family
b. Men serve in a manner worthy of respect.
c. Women serve in a loving manner.
-When relationships function properly, God moves and blesses. When relationships are out of order, God will not bless.
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